(going) down the rabbit hole - definition and synonyms

phrase
  1. used for referring to a situation that is strange, confusing, or illogical, and often hard to escape from

    Quoting from the people themselves is the easiest way of showing just how far down the rabbit hole we are going here.

    Professor John Kennedy invites us to jump down the rabbit hole and imagine a world where U.S. Supreme Court justices are elected democratically.

See also main entry: rabbit hole